Welcome to Naked Hare! We pride ourselves on being experts in hair removal and skincare, and we want you to feel as comfortable as possible when you come for a treatment with us. Below are some of our most commonly asked questions, but please feel free to get in touch if you can’t find what you’re looking for!
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 'HOT WAX' & 'STRIP WAX'?
With HOT WAX a layer of wax is applied, this semi-hardens and is then removed in a quick smooth action against the direction of hair growth. This method is recommended for less breakage and therefore longer re-growth periods and less ingrowns. It also promotes skin hydration and is highly recommended for sensitive areas like the bikini line.
With STRIP WAX a thin layer of wax is spread across the skin followed by a cloth strip which is pressed down on top of the wax. This is removed in a smooth quick action, against the direction of hair growth. This method is recommended for less sensitive skin, for example legs, arms, back, chest and shoulders.
WHAT MAKES NAKED HARE SPECIAL?
The Naked Hare team are specialists in waxing. Rigorous training and outstanding customer service are what sets our friendly team of Naked Hare experts apart.
HOW OFTEN CAN I GET A WAX?
The ideal hair length for a wax is 6mm. Most people will go 4-6 weeks between waxes.
CAN I REQUEST WHICH WAX I WANT MY THERAPIST TO USE?
Your therapist will assess your hair and skin type and make a recommendation as to which wax should be used. We would advise you to trust their expertise, but you are welcome to choose another option.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WAXING AND THREADING?
Threading is a more gentle option which is better for sensitive skin since there is no contact with the skin and no pulling. It is recommended for those using roaccutane, retinol, acids, peels, or areas that are sunburnt.
CAN I GET AN INTIMATE WAX IF I HAVE MY PERIOD ?
For hygiene and sensitivity reasons the most we can offer during your period is a high-leg bikini wax.
CAN I GET A WAX WHEN I AM PREGNANT?
Yes absolutely - just please let us know in advance so that we can allocate a longer booking to ensure our experts have more time to be extra gentle.
WHAT HEALTH CONDITIONS SHOULD I NOTIFY YOU OF BEFORE MY WAX?
Please let your therapist know of pregnancy, any medication or any sensitivities that can arise from: sunburn, the use of accutane, roaccutane, retinol, acids, AHAs, and peels.
WHAT IS THE IDEAL WAY TO PREPARE FOR MY WAX
To ensure the best wax possible please exfoliate the area the day before and do not moisturise the skin. No shaving for 2-3 weeks prior. Ideal hair length is between 6mm-1cm. If your hair is longer than this please do trim it down ahead of your appointment.
WHAT POST WAX CARE IS RECOMMENDED?
3 days after your wax you can begin to exfoliate 1-2 times per week and start applying moisturiser daily. Apply ingrown hair cream from 24 hours after your wax.
HOW LONG WILL A WAX LAST?
You should have a couple of totally hair-free weeks before you start to see any regrowth. The regrowth will be minimal compared to shaving and shouldn’t need another wax until week 4/5.
CAN I KEEP MY UNDERWEAR ON WHILST GETTING AN INTIMATE WAX?
We ask you to remove all underwear for male and female intimate waxing. It helps our experts to give you the best service possible without leaving any strays behind!
Don’t worry we all have one, we’ve seen it all, and the only thing our experts are focussing on is efficient and gentle hair removal.
WHAT SHOULD I AVOID AFTER MY WAX?
We recommend for the first 24 hours avoiding any excess heat or friction. Do not exfoliate or use any creams that weren’t recommended by us until day 3.
HOW LONG DOES WAXING TAKE?
Most individual areas take approximately 30mins for the entire treatment including consultation. If you are having more than one area treated it will take a little longer.
DOES IT HURT?
It’s not completely painless, but our highly trained experts do everything they can to ensure the most pain-free experience possible. Any discomfort is only momentary and you will not leave the salon in any pain whatsoever.
WILL I BLEED?
At times you might notice a tiny amount of blood spotting on the skin, this is only because the hair has been pulled out properly from the root. You will not continue to bleed after your treatment.
SHOULD I TRIM BEFORE MY APPOINTMENT?
The ideal length for a wax is 6mm-1cm. If you haven’t had a wax in a while, and your hairs are quite long, we would ask for you to trim ahead of your appointment to roughly 1cm in length.
FOR THE MEN: WHAT HAPPENS IF I GET AROUSED?
Don’t worry, it can happen. Our experts understand and will give you a moment to compose yourself.
CAN I GET A WAX IF I HAVE AN STI OR UTI?
No,we’re afraid not. For hygiene and infection control we cannot wax you with an STI. If you have a UTI we recommend you wait until it’s cleared as any activity in the area can cause further irritation.
WHAT IF I GET EMBARRASSED?
Firstly, we pride ourselves on the friendly nature of our team - as soon as you meet us your mind will be totally put at rest. And just remember we see more genitals every day than anyone would care to imagine, and all we are focussed on is the hair that is to be removed! It’s all just part of the job and are experts are the best in the business.
CAN I BRING MY CHILD WITH ME?
More than anyone Naked Hare founder and mother of two Frankie Farnesi understands that it isn’t always possible to leave the kids at home, so it is totally fine to bring them along with you.
CAN I BRING A FRIEND WITH ME?
You are more than welcome to bring a friend with you to the salon but we would ask them to wait for you outside of your treatment room, or in a nearby cafe.
SUNBEDS AND WAXING
We ask our clients not use sunbeds for 1 week prior to their waxing appointment and to also avoid going for a sunbed for 1 week after their waxing appointment. This is a precautionary measure because the skin may retain heat from the sunbed and waxing over the area could cause the skin to lift or peel.
ARE THERE AGE RESTRICTIONS FOR WAXING?
We do have some age restrictions on some of our treatments
Hollywood & Brazilian: 18+
Thong & Basic: 18+
Eyebrow waxing (including tint) – 16+ (parental consent must be given and they must be present at the first appointment)
Body Waxing: 16+
CAN I CALL TO ASK SOME QUESTIONS IN PRIVATE?
Absolutely. And there are no silly questions. You can call/email/DM us on Instagram as many times as you like with as many questions as you like. We want you to feel 100% comfortable when you come for a Naked Hare treatment, and we can’t wait to welcome you to the family. Call: 02072743465
I’VE HAD A BAD WAXING EXPERIENCE IN THE PAST, HOW WILL NAKED HARE BE ANY DIFFERENT?
Unfortunately this is quite common in the industry and we often have customers who have been disappointed in the past. We are proud to say that nobody has ever felt the need to go anywhere else after finding us! Our team are meticulously trained, our customers are the number one priority, and our treatments are second to none.